Ricky Grigg- his final paddle out…

 

Yesterday July 9th, was Ricky Grigg’s final paddle out and the Memorial was at OCC. Every one was there to pay tribute to a great waterman, scholar, teacher, and friend.                                                                     Along with Randy Rarick, who shaped all Ricky’s traditional long boards, I have had the great fortune to make his North Shore Sunset boards since 1986, and Ricky would order a new board every 2-3 years to adjust for his age. A 22″ wide 3 3/4″ thick 10’6 was the last one we did back in May of 2011, and Ryan was visiting from California for a wedding at the time, so we went for the photo. Was a classic shot! I will miss Ricky as a friend, and for all he stood for in his surfing legacy…

Pat Rawson

About Pat Rawson

Pat Rawson has been shaping surfboards since 1966, and manufacturing surfboards on the North Shore of Oahu since 1972. Combining pre-proven, innovative custom designs with handcrafted experience, Rawson shapes and sells to 19 countries worldwide from 6 hi-tech manufacturing locations.